Business professionals who would like to teach could do that after just one year of study in a new collaborative program at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and UW-Stout.
B.E. 4U is designed as an accelerated business education program. After one year as a full-time student, participants will be prepared to apply for a business education license through the state Department of Public Instruction.
Students also can take classes part-time, although that would extend the length of the program beyond one year.
“This program not only meets the needs of business professionals who wish to become teachers, but also will provide much needed quality licensed teachers in business education for Wisconsin school districts,” said Lila Waldman, coordinator of business and marketing education at UW-Whitewater.
“You will be exposed to passionate and experienced faculty and advisers who are connected with the business education community across the state and nation,” said Urs Haltinner, director of the marketing and business education undergraduate program at UW-Stout.
Classes are available online through UW-Whitewater or UW-Stout. Along with coursework, students will have field-based experiences such as student teaching, tutoring and multicultural preclinical experiences.
The program also offers an option to take courses for graduate credit, which can be applied toward a Master of Science degree.
For more information go to http://www.uwstout.edu/be4u/ or contact Lila Waldman, 262-472-5475 or [email protected]
At UW-Stout, contact Haltinner at 715-232-1493 or [email protected]